7 comments April 21st, 2012 Headsman
Resistance really was futile.
Nevertheless, resistance was as ferocious as Nazi Germany’s remaining resources could permit, and as cruel in its way as anything in those cruel years. Each dwindling day brought among its privations fresh executions, deaths without meaning or grandeur, vindictive and cynically apportioned deaths mopping up old enemies and settling old scores, most every one without the slightest effect upon the the war’s resolution.
Apr. 20: The children of Bullenhuser Damm (an ex post facto prepend to this series)
Apr. 21: The women of the Endphaseverbrechen at Neuengamme
Apr. 22: Wilhelm Cauer, but not Helmuth Weidling
Apr. 23: Massacres of Treuenbrietzen
Apr. 24: A day in the death penalty around the Reich
Apr. 25: Ewald Ehlers lynched
Apr. 26: Sigmund Rascher
Apr. 27: Deserting German soldiers
Apr. 28: Hermann Fegelein
Apr. 29: Dachau massacre